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27

The Genitive Case and the Passive Voice

Lecture no. 27 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

The Genitive Case and the Passive Voice

Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Practice your first joke in German. Then meet the fourth and final German case—the genitive—completing your study of the case system. See how von + a dative construction performs the same function as the genitive. Then turn to prepositions that take the genitive, such as wegen, trotz, and laut. Finally, plunge into the passive voice, learning how to turn the object of a sentence into the subject.

30 Lectures

1
Image of Willkommen!
Willkommen!
0 of 28 min
2
Image of Definite Articles, Gender, and Nouns
Definite Articles, Gender, and Nouns
0 of 29 min
3
Image of Personal Pronouns and the Verb sein
Personal Pronouns and the Verb sein
0 of 22 min
4
Image of Regular Verbs in the Present Tense
Regular Verbs in the Present Tense
0 of 25 min
5
Image of Indefinite Articles and Numbers to 100
Indefinite Articles and Numbers to 100
0 of 27 min
6
Image of Eine Reise nach Wien und Salzburg
Eine Reise nach Wien und Salzburg
0 of 26 min
7
Image of Asking Questions and Numbers above 100
Asking Questions and Numbers above 100
0 of 31 min
8
Image of The Nominative and Accusative Cases and kein-
The Nominative and Accusative Cases and kein-
0 of 26 min
9
Image of Time in German and Possessive Pronouns
Time in German and Possessive Pronouns
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Coordinating Conjunctions and der- Words
Coordinating Conjunctions and der- Words
0 of 27 min
11
Image of Modal Verbs and More Accusative
Modal Verbs and More Accusative
0 of 25 min
12
Image of Eine Reise nach München und Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Eine Reise nach München und Rothenburg ob der Tauber
0 of 28 min
13
Image of Present Perfect and da- and wo- Compounds
Present Perfect and da- and wo- Compounds
0 of 25 min
14
Image of Ich hab’ mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren
Ich hab’ mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren
0 of 21 min
15
Image of Separable-Prefix Verbs
Separable-Prefix Verbs
0 of 26 min
16
Image of Subordinate and Infinitive Clauses
Subordinate and Infinitive Clauses
0 of 24 min
17
Image of More Infinitive Clauses and the Dative Case
More Infinitive Clauses and the Dative Case
0 of 24 min
18
Image of Eine Reise nach Zürich und Zermatt
Eine Reise nach Zürich und Zermatt
0 of 23 min
19
Image of Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns
Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns
0 of 21 min
20
Image of More Dative and Subordinating Conjunctions
More Dative and Subordinating Conjunctions
0 of 28 min
21
Image of The Simple Past
The Simple Past
0 of 23 min
22
Image of Bäuerin Bärbel und die rotbärtigen Zwerge
Bäuerin Bärbel und die rotbärtigen Zwerge
0 of 33 min
23
Image of More Simple Past and Relative Pronouns
More Simple Past and Relative Pronouns
0 of 26 min
24
Image of Eine Reise nach Hamburg und Cuxhaven
Eine Reise nach Hamburg und Cuxhaven
0 of 25 min
25
Image of Two-Way Prepositions and Verbs That Use Them
Two-Way Prepositions and Verbs That Use Them
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Comparative/Superlative and Adjective Endings
Comparative/Superlative and Adjective Endings
0 of 30 min
27
Image of The Genitive Case and the Passive Voice
The Genitive Case and the Passive Voice
0 of 28 min
28
Image of The Subjunctive Mood
The Subjunctive Mood
0 of 29 min
29
Image of Eine Reise nach Wittenberg und Berlin
Eine Reise nach Wittenberg und Berlin
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Our Journey: The End or Just the Beginning?
Our Journey: The End or Just the Beginning?
0 of 31 min

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